If you’re planning to getting pregnant, start taking prenatal vitamins. During pregnancy, your growing baby gets all their nutrients from you, so you may need more than you did before. Other supplements may be needed by newborn babies – such as Vitamin D. Generally Vitamin D is produced by exposure to sunlight and as it’s not recommended to expose newborns to direct sunlight it may be difficult to receive sufficient Vitamin D from a normal diet.
Vitamins and minerals are essential to helping your body develop and function as it should. While most people get all of what’s recommended by eating healthy, others need a little extra nutrient boost.